Unrestricted giving at Vanguard Charitable DAF has grown by 150% over the past five years, now representing more than half the dollars granted annually
April 26, 2023
Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today released Why Giving Matters: Donors give more effectively over time with a donor-advised, a report that includes survey results of over 1,500 Vanguard Charitable donors and 440 nonprofit organizations, along with a decade’s worth of data insight into donor giving behavior.Read more
April 26, 2023
Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today released Why Giving Matters: Donors give more effectively over time with a donor-advised fund, a report that includes survey results of over 1,500 Vanguard Charitable donors and 440 nonprofit organizations, along with a decade’s worth of insight into donor giving behavior.Read more
March 30, 2023
For the second time in six months, Vanguard Charitable has added new investments to enhance our donors’ charitable asset allocation options. The 16 recently added investments offer donors greater portfolio customization capability, especially among U.S. equity options and active-strategy investments.Read more
Feb 22, 2023
Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit that sponsors donor-advised funds, announced today the appointment of its newest board member, Larry Dubinski, president and CEO of The Franklin Institute. Dubinski brings years of exceptional industry knowledge and executive leadership experience, which will support his role in furthering Vanguard Charitable’s mission in philanthropy.Read more
Jan 25, 2023
Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), announced today its sixth straight year of record giving, as donors granted more than $1.87 billion in 2022 to nonprofits in need. This total was a 5% increase over the prior record year of 2021 and includes over 196,000 grants issued to more than 52,000 unique organizations. Furthering charitable impact across the world, Vanguard Charitable has granted more than $15 billion to nonprofits since inception.
Dec 08, 2022
Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today announced that its donors have granted more than $15 billion to nonprofits since its inception in 1997. This record granting comes as the organization celebrates a quarter century of operations and represents tremendous growth in giving, with total grants in the past 5 years equaling the total from the organization’s first 20 years.Read more
New Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 American donors with a charitable giving budget increased their giving due to rising inflation
Nov 15, 2022
An online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of Vanguard Charitable, a leading nonprofit that administers donor-advised funds (DAFs), found that 60% of American donors with a charitable giving budget1 say rising inflation had no impact on their giving or caused them to increase their giving over the past 12 months, with nearly 1 in 4 (24%) saying they increased their giving.Read more
Oct 27, 2022
Just in time for giving season, Vanguard Charitable has expanded its investment offer, adding five new investments to meaningfully expand our donors’ charitable asset allocation options. The new options offer donors greater investment customization, especially within US equity markets.Read more
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January 9, 2023
It's arguably the best donor-advised fund affiliated with an asset-management firm for donors who plan to maintain higher account balances.
December 08, 2022
Vanguard Charitable, a leading U.S. nonprofit organization and sponsor of donor-advised funds (DAFs), today announced that its donors have granted more than $15 billion to nonprofits since its inception in 1997.
December 05, 2022
“With a bear market and rising inflation putting pressure on every American, every business and every nonprofit’s budget, charities and donors alike are feeling the adverse effects of market fluctuations,” said Jodi Rosen, director of business and product development at Vanguard Charitable.
May 9, 2022
Rebecca Moffett, president of Vanguard Charitable, tells Worth how she and her team help their donors support the causes they care about.
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What is a donor-advised fund?
A donor-advised fund (DAF) is a charitable giving account designed exclusively to invest, grow, and give assets to charities for meaningful and lasting impact. Here's how it works: You donate assets into a DAF and recommend how those assets should be invested. Your contribution is tax deductible and the assets in the DAF grow tax-free. When you're ready, recommend a grant to a charity you care about, and we take care of the rest.
Who is Vanguard Charitable?
Vanguard Charitable is the nation’s leading provider of donor-advised funds. We were founded by Vanguard in 1997 as an independent 501(c)(3) to make it easier for donors to increase their impact through low-cost, long-term charitable investments. Guided by Vanguard’s time-tested principles of low-cost investing, we balance the highest levels of service and convenience with the lowest cost ratios in the industry. Our philanthropic accounts enable donors to take their giving further, amplifying the impact of charitable donations over time.
Meet our president
Rebecca is the third president of Vanguard Charitable, a national donor-advised fund provider and one of the nation's top grantmakers. Throughout Rebecca’s 18-year tenure at Vanguard Charitable, she has held multiple leadership roles touching all aspects of Vanguard Charitable’s business. As a long-time donor-advised fund leader and advocate, Rebecca focuses on furthering the benefits of giving for donors, nonprofit partners, and communities around the globe.
She has earned her bachelor’s degree and MBA from Saint Joseph’s University. In her charitable endeavors, Rebecca is an alum of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania and is also active in her church community. As president, Rebecca drives Vanguard Charitable's mission to increase philanthropy and maximize its impact over time.